Australia’s Village Cinemas has opened that country’s first theatre with immersive seating from CJ 4DPlex. With this opening, 4DX seating is now available in theatres in 50 countries spread over six continents.
Distribution & Exhibition
Darryl Schaffer, Screenvision Media’s executive vice president, operations and exhibitor relations, has been inducted into ShowEast’s Hall of Fame as part of its 2017 group of honorees.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition is marking its fourth year of operations with the promotions of three executives amid rapid exhibitor and content provider growth.
CGV Cinema Line, the largest multiplex cinema chain in Korea, plans to open thirty Dolby Cinema locations in China by the end of 2021.
Cinépolis, the fourth largest cinema chain in the world, is installing Barco Smart Laser projection in its new Plaza Satélite theatre in Mexico City. Cinépolis is the first movie exhibitor in Mexico to offer laser-illuminated projection in every auditorium in a theatre.
The Event Cinema Association’s Slate Day, a new initiative designed to help raise the profile of the industry and facilitate business growth for exhibitors and distributors alike, will be held December 6 at Vue West End in London.
Sonic Equipment has announced that it is now implementing Cinema Equipment and Supplies’s Cielo platform, a cloud-based, remote monitoring, technical support and predictive analytics solution across all their customers. The company says this will allow Sonic to increase business efficiencies and provide superior customer support. For the past two years, Sonic and CE+S assisted each other with field services. Now, following this formal partnership, the two companies can work together to be a stronger force in the cinema industry and offer even better and more efficient service to Sonic and SOS clients.
For the third straight year, Italy’s Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to manage film, television, documentary and gaming content. Relied on by festivals, studios and broadcasters worldwide, WCPMedia Services provided a fast and simple way for producers and distributors to submit projects to MIA and share them, securely, with potential buyers both at the market and around the globe.
Cinema West Veranda Luxe Cinema is the first cinema complex to fully integrate all Dolby technologies for an immersive Dolby Atmos audio experience across a total of nine screens. Located in Concord, California, the complex has a grand opening scheduled for December.
MoviePass surpassed the mark of 600,000 paying monthly subscribers as of October 18, up from approximately 20,000 as of August 14, the day before MoviePass announced its new $9.95 per month subscription price. The continued growth trajectory exceeded MoviePass’ initial projections, and now MoviePass projects that it will acquire at least 3.1 million additional paying subscribers by next August, exceeding its previous estimate of 2.5 million subscribers.